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    Good stuff, Wolf.

    The next edition of PPST should say something like: "Training is what Wolf does in his videos. Exercise is what the people behind Wolf do in his videos."

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleMask View Post
    Good stuff, Wolf.

    The next edition of PPST should say something like: "Training is what Wolf does in his videos. Exercise is what the people behind Wolf do in his videos."
    Excellent.

    Wolf, go get some PR pizza. Congrats on the 545!

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    Really good pop and bar speed on the first 2 lifts and the 545 was great, congrats !

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    Low back was stiff and tight today but otherwise went fine.

    Squat (belt + XXL SBD)
    Fives: 345 @6, 365 @6.5, 385 @7, 405 @7.5, 375 @7, 355 @6.5
    Notes: One hole looser than usual for the first two sets, then tightened up. A little more overall volume than last Monday, but nearly 10% lower avg weight. Going to up it a bit over the next couple of weeks, than taper down again some before the meet. Don't intend to do a huge taper though, I want to get back to training soon after.

    Bench Press (belt)
    285x5 @6; 315x5 @7; 332.5x5 @ (7/9 - looked like/felt like); 337.5x5 @ 8/9
    Paused Bench
    315x3x2 @7.5, 9 - that got hard fast
    Notes: Bench sets were solid. Paused reps, I didn't do a great job of staying tight at the bottom. The second set suddenly got way harder (maybe I didn't rest enough), so stopped there.



    Chins
    BW x5
    BW+10 x 5,5,5
    BW x 10
    Notes: Just slowly eased back in to some weighted reps. Had reps in the tank, and the 10 at the end wasn't too hard either.

    HSPU
    1,1,1,1
    Notes: A bit hard today, and wrists were cranky.

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    Felt tired today and back was still a little tired and cranky.

    Squat Warm-up (naked knees)
    45x5x2, 135x5, 185x3, 225x3

    Power Clean
    [135x2, 155x2, 175x2] - paused below knee
    195x2, 205x2,2
    Notes: Fatigue was evident, these weren't very explosive.

    Snatch Grip DL (beltless, straps)
    325x5, 365x5, 405x5 @6/8.5(looked like/felt like)
    Notes: These were fine, just felt a lot harder than they looked.

    Press
    185x5 @7 (loose belt only), 195x5 @7.5 (belt+wraps), 202.5x5 @8.25 (b+w)
    Strict Dead Stop Press
    175x5x2 @7, 8 (loose belt +wraps)
    Notes: Not bad considering yesterday's bench and HSPU work. Prioritizing bench for the next month leading into the meet (blah). The first set of 175x5 strict (in the vid) was weird. I'm so used to using the reach-n'-bounce on the first rep that I started doing that and had to stop myself.



    BW Chins
    8,8,8
    Notes: Pretty easy

    C2 Erg - 30/1:30 x 8
    Paces: 1:56.2, 1:43.4, 1:40.0, 1:38.0, 1.36.7, 1:38.6, 1:41.3, 1:35.5
    Notes: Didn't have much energy left by this point. Was about 5s/500m slower than I'd have liked.
    Last edited by Michael Wolf; 06-30-2015 at 07:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Skillin View Post
    Congrats, Mr. Wolf. Incredible lifting.
    Thank you, brosephus.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick D'Agostino View Post
    That 545 squat made my day when I saw it on Instagram yesterday. Congrats buddy!
    Thanks buddy. It was a nice plate milestone to hit with gas in the tank.

    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Palmer View Post
    Awesome Wolf!! Great to see you feeling good about the heavy weights again.
    Thanks Walter. Will we be drinking to 2015, Year of the Wolf this October?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom DiStasio View Post
    Man, that 560 was a nice set! Keep it rolling man.
    Thanks Tom. Though doubtless it wasn't very smart since no one has ever pulled 1,000 in lifting shoes.

    Quote Originally Posted by KyleMask View Post
    Good stuff, Wolf.

    The next edition of PPST should say something like: "Training is what Wolf does in his videos. Exercise is what the people behind Wolf do in his videos."
    Ha! Since you're now SS published, you should write the edit. Though it's way, way, WAY better at Solace than my old videos at Equinox. There are actually plenty of people there who actually train. I'm probably the only one there who trains primarily for strength, but it's definitely training and not exercise for many people there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl Schudt View Post
    Excellent.

    Wolf, go get some PR pizza. Congrats on the 545!
    I went with double steak at Chipotle, and then Ben & Jerry's later when I got home. Then pizza the next day. Mmmmmm pizza.

    Quote Originally Posted by tdood View Post
    Really good pop and bar speed on the first 2 lifts and the 545 was great, congrats !
    Thanks, dood. Do I remember reading that you decided to do the August 2nd meet?
    Last edited by Michael Wolf; 06-30-2015 at 08:20 PM.

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    I sent in my check yesterday!

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    Trained this morning to catch the Cubs while they were in town to play the Mets. In case anyone was wondering, I don't like training in the morning and this morning was no exception. But better than skipping the day.

    Bench Press (loose belt, wraps)
    340x2 @8; 355x2x3 @8.5, 8, 9
    Paused Bench (beltless, no wraps)
    325x2 @8.5, 315x2 @8.5
    Notes: In addition to shoulders and tris still being a bit tired (maybe too much pressing on Tues), my elbows were twinging a lot today, so these weren't very good. Only the second set at 355 was decent. Will need to pay attention to this, tweaky elbows make benching absolutely miserable.

    Squat - rehabands, beltless
    HBBS doubles, LBBS paused triples @ 135, 185, 225, 255, 275
    Notes: None, easy

    Press 2.0 (beltless, no wraps)
    95x5, 125x5, 145x5, 155x5x3
    Notes: Done between squat sets. Easy.

    Power Clean
    115x2x2, 135x2, 155x2, 165x2, 175x2, 185x2
    Notes: Just some light work to keep it grooved.

    Chins
    BW x3x10
    Notes: Easy. In three pretty easy workouts, accumulated 84 chin reps this week (15 weighted). Not a ton of reps, but I weigh over 275 and after not doing any chins for nearly three months, it's nice.

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    Second day in a row of morning training. I was better rested today, but still don't like it.

    Squat (belt + XXL SBDs)
    455x3 @7, 470x3 @7, 485x3@7.5
    Notes: Kept it lighter today, since I'll be pouring it on over the next few weeks. Was getting a bit loose at the bottom but happy with bar speed and how easy these were.

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    Paused Medium Grip Bench (beltless; medium grip = ~halfway between my close grip and regular grip)
    285x3 @6.5, 305x3 @7.5, 315x3 @8, 325x3 @ 8.5
    2 Ct Paused Med Grip Bench
    295x3x2 @8,8
    Notes: Better than yesterday by far. Elbows were cooperative.

    Power Clean Warmup
    135x2, 165x1, 185x1, 205x1, 225x1
    DL
    585x2 @8.25; 495x5 @8 (slowwwww); 455x5 @6
    Notes: Wanted a lighter week with more recovery, but not detrain and get unused to pulling on heavy weights; so I worked up to a double at 585 which was slow but not worrisome. Probably could have had 4, but would have Petreeezo'd the last one. Whereas last week's 560x5 looked like 585x5 would've been a 9.5, not even a real grinder. And then 495 after that was much slower than expected. Planned to do 495x5x2, but lowered it to 455 for the last set. Which was easier and faster, but still relatively poor for 455.

    It's hard to tell if this was a) because I knew it was a lighter DL day so my head wasn't as in it b) because I predicted/felt out exactly when I actually needed a lighter day here perfectly or c) was just a bad day. Or some combo of them. Whatever the case, it wasn't awful, just a little bit below expectations.

    C2 Erg - 20/1:30 x 8 + a single 200m
    Paces: 1:47.5, 1:34.3, 1:28.4, 1:22.6, 1:27.7, 1:22.6, 1:30.0, 1:21.3; then a 200m at 1:40.
    Notes: One of those weird deals where it felt like I was rowing much harder than the paces showed. Glad to be done with these.
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    I'm trying to get used to training in the morning as well. I'm not a fan either. I had coffee and a scoop of C4 from a buddy today before training, and I almost thought I was enjoying myself. Alas.

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